OPENINGS/CLOSINGS - LYMBR (2.21.18)
One of the highlights of watching life below Canal Street simply flourish over the past few years has been the rise of health & wellness-focused businesses designed to support locals for both preventative and current health issues. Of of the newest, healthiest spots in Tribeca is LYMBR, a wellness company offering "personalized stretching" via Stretch Therapists working one-on-one with you to help recover from injury, enhance athletic performance, and more.
Not quite sure what that means? Neither did we, so we spoke with Christine Cody, Studio Manager, to learn more, and now we can't wait to try it!
Tell us about LYMBR...
LYMBR is a wellness company new to the Tribeca neighborhood offering personalized stretching. This is our fourth studio on the east coast, and first in New York City. Our stretch therapists work one-on-one with clients to improve flexibility, relieve stress, improve performance in a sport or activity, and promote general well-being. Every session is unique depending on our clients' goals and needs.
What about your methodology is so unique?
The LYMBR Method is our own proprietary stretching technique called Progressive Dynamic Stretching (PDS). Our technique is about continual movement giving us the ability to focus on individual muscles as well as the connection of the muscular and myofascial connection across the body. More traditional stretching focuses on a static hold of the stretch and only targets large muscle groups. Our method works to lengthen the muscles, increasing blood flow and space within the joint, leading to greater flexibility and decreased tension in the body. Clients feel the results of their sessions immediately – they report feeling taller, more grounded, more relaxed and able to move with ease.
What inspired you to open LYMBR below Canal Street?
We chose Tribeca because it is a premier location in New York City, and it is a neighborhood which demonstrates a great sense of community. LYMBR was built on establishing relationships, and we believe the people and businesses in Tribeca share our common values and understand the benefits of the type of work we do. It is a very active, vibrant community that has shown appreciation for a healthy and active lifestyle.
How has the neighborhood impacted the business?
We quickly felt right at home in Tribeca. Shortly after opening our doors, we realized just how tight-knit the Tribeca neighborhood is. News of our arrival spread very quickly with women bringing their husbands, parents, and friends along to experience the work. New clients continue to come in to the studio excited to see what so many people are talking and reading about. We could not have asked for a better experience here in Tribeca.
What should locals know about LYMBR?
The work we do at LYMBR impacts the lives of many. Whether you are an avid workout warrior or are simply looking to feel better or move more, LYMBR will benefit you. You can schedule a stretch right after work or your yoga class, come as you are in your work attire. You will leave feeling lighter, more balanced, refreshed and ready to move through the rest of your day with ease. Our clients range from all ages and levels of athleticism and ability.
We designed our studios to feel warm and inviting so our clients feel they are doing something good for themselves – both in body and in mind.
Our highly-trained staff come to us with nationally recognized certifications before attending our rigorous 120-hour LYMBR Academy Training. You will be welcomed by a friendly and knowledgeable professional who will help you reach your goals.
What's coming up for LYMBR in 2018? Any events we should know about?
We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead at LYMBR with the introduction of our Mindfulness protocols, and the continued expansion of our LYMBR @Work Program, where we bring our stretch therapists to local businesses as part of their workplace wellness initiatives.
What are your favorite local spots?
There are so many incredible fitness, food, and family institutions to choose from right here in Tribeca. We are excited to venture out into the neighborhood and try more of the amazing eateries, studios, and businesses available to us.